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"Sapo" is a noun which is often translated as "toad", and "princesa" is a noun which is often translated as "princess". Learn more about the difference between "sapo" and "princesa" below.
sapo(
sah
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poh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (animal)
a. toad
Besó al sapo y se transformó en un príncipe guapo.She kissed the toad and it turned into a handsome prince.
2. (game)
a. sapo
Siempre tira las monedas tan lejos cuando juega al sapo con nosotros.He always throws the coins too far whenever he plays sapo with us.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(informant) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
a. snitch
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Ojo con ese sapo!Be careful with that snitch!
b. grass
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Una vez sapo, sapo para siempre.Once a grass, always a grass.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (smart) (Andes)
a. crafty
¡Qué niño más sapo! Se las jugó para salir de sus quehaceres.What a crafty boy! He tricked his way out of doing his chores.
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princesa(
preen
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seh
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sah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (royalty)
a. princess
La princesa fue educada en la corte de su abuela, la reina consorte de Francia.The princess was educated at the court of her grandmother, the queen consort of France.
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